Many of you know by now that I guest post (not nearly as often as I would like to this summer) for my old neighborhood’s local web source, hillsandheights.org. I write about the purchases I make at my local farmer’s market, South of the James, and how I use those purchases in my kitchen. I’ve… Continue reading Shopping Local at the Best Farmer’s Market!
This one is long overdue! Do you ever just start thinking about one food and then days later you start craving a recipe with made with that food that you haven’t even created yet? That seems to happen to me often, sometimes it works out and other times, not so much! This time though…this time… Continue reading Chops with Jalapeño Cherry Chutney
The Kermit Eggplant is a hybrid version of the Thai eggplant and is a small, round vegetable with green, striped skin. The flesh is like that of the garden variety eggplant you are familiar with but I think a little less spongy in texture, but not in it’s ability to soak up any sauce you… Continue reading Kermit Eggplant in Tamari Sauce
You may have seen the picture posted on Facebook on Friday…we had a Mexican dinner to kick off the holiday weekend and what I loved most was that it came together in about 10 minutes. Sure, I had marinated the skirt steak the night before but once that is done and the sauce is mixed… Continue reading Artichoke and Garlic Marinated Steak Tacos with Lime Cilantro Sauce
Ok, Ok, so I said this one was actually pretty healthy…maybe I should have said ‘not that bad for you’. There are a lot of redeeming qualities about this recipe that make it better for you than the fat laden mac and cheese we are all use to. For one, there is less cheese. Also,… Continue reading Italian Style Chicken Mac and Cheese
A refreshing new potato salad to cool you down after devouring the Buffalo chicken! These recipes are dinner versions of the traditional Buffalo chicken wings and potato salads we’ve all enjoyed over the years. They make the perfect mid-week meal because they are both low maintenance, quick dishes. Buffalo Chicken Breast Ingredients: 1 cup Frank’s… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese Green Bean & Potato Salad
I could only think of pumpkin on Halloween night which turned out to work in my favor. I had seen a recipe for a pumpkin lasagna that sounded fantastic so I went to the drawing board with what I had in my pantry. The end result was a creamy, well-balanced pumpkin sauce accented with roasted… Continue reading Gluten Free Angel Hair Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Pumpkin Sauce